1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Midnight 2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Just two, but they were really good. 3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Final Girls by Riley Sager and The Trespasser by Tana French 4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? I thought everything was wonderful! The mini challenges were fun and getting to know other book bloggers was great. 5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will be participating in the next one and be more organized with my schedule. I would like to donate a book or gift card for the next Readathon
1. What are you reading right now? The audiobook Final Girls by Riley Sager and The Cupid War by Timothy Carter 2. How many books have you read so far? 1 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon? I’m torn because I picked up John Green's new book today and I'm itching to start it too. 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? This has been a really bad day for me to do a readathon. I didn't have my books already picked out, I had to work this morning so I wasn't able to start until after noon, I didn't pick up snacks or caffiene(yikes) and I've been playing catch up. Not my best day of reading, unfortunately. 5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far? I've enjoyed visiting other blogging sites, watching their progress and participating in the mini challenges.
Second Mini Challenge for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon
The second mini challenge that I'm participating in is hosted by Just One More Thing
This time around, we are celebrating our own reading decades. For this challenge, we share a book that represents your reading from each decade in which you have been able to read. (Decades on the calendar - 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, etc.)
This challenge is showing my age!
1970's- Trixie Belden Mysteries 1980's- V.C. Andrews Series 1990's- Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and John Saul books 2000's-Janet Evanovich Series, Charlaine Harris Series 2010's Harry Potter Series(for me and my kids)
Hello, fellow readers! Today is the day! It's Dewey's 24-hour readathon! The first mini-challenge is the opening survey. Here's a little about me. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m reading from a small town in Idaho 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Twizzlers and Coke 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I haven’t been doing my reading blog for the last two years. I’m looking forward to blogging and reconnecting with the blog community. I’ve missed it. 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I haven’t done readathon in a few years-looking forward to participating. I plan to read as much as I can-I'm sticking to short books and novels, mostly because it looks impressive. LOL
I'm participating in Dewey's 24 hour Read-A-Thon this year. If you want to pop in and say hi here's a link to the site--http://www.24hourreadathon.com I'm really excited because I haven't done this in a few years. It's 9:00am here in Idaho and I haven't set the bar too high being that I have to work half the day. So I'm starting with an audio of Final Girl's by Riley Sager so I can listen while I work and if it gets slow I'll be reading The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson. And my first hour begins now-
Amazon Synopsis: On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...
The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”
The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father). My Thoughts:
Ruth Ware's suspense novels are like a fine red wine. They just keep getting better and better with time. Her first novel that came out in 2015, "In a Dark, Dark Wood" was good, filled with suspense. Her next novel that came out in 2016 was called "The Woman in Cabin 10" and it had me on zipping through the pages and up late into the night trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. This latest novel, "The Lying Game" had me wanting to call in sick and stay home just to finish it. It had the perfect balance of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. I loved the twists and turns it took. Just when I thought I had it figured out, it took me in a completely different direction. This is one of those "golden ticket" mystery/thriller novels that you pick off the shelf and hope that you don't figure out the culprit halfway through the book. If mystery/thriller is your thing, give this book a shot. Along with the other two I mentioned. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Amazon Synopsis: There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies. My Thoughts: First, this book captured my attention by reading a great review by Forever Lost in Literature Second, lets talk about how beautiful the cover of this book is! It's pure eye candy! I LOVE It! I bought it on my Kindle but I'm almost tempted to pick a hard copy of it up at a book store, just to have it on my shelf. Who doesn't love a new twist on an old fairy tale? I'm going to be completely honest when I say the story of Peter Pan has always creeped me out a little bit. The idea of a boy just showing up, climbing through windows and whisking children away to an island where they never grow up is weird...surely there's strings attached. AND this story reveals that there certainly are strings are attached. As I raced through the story the old saying of "If something sounds too good to be true than it probably is." kept echoing through my head. I love that this story comes from a different point of view-an unexpected character in the famous story of Peter Pan---Captain Hook. This is the story of how Captain Hook becomes Peter Pan's greatest enemy. I don't want to reveal too much of the story because it's a fantastic adventure with a different perceptive that was eye opening. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, I couldn't put it down. I know that Christina Henry has also written a novel based on the tale of Alice and Wonderland--I will definitely be picking it up. I want more!